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28 Jul 2022

The queer First Nations group connecting across state borders

After the last few years of social distancing and disconnection, Ricki Spencer was keen to create a space for queer First Nations people to come together safely.“A lot of it came from my own want to connect to country, and want to connect with other people who are queer and blak throughout Australia,” she said.Ricki is a trans and disability community advocate, and co-facilitator of Thorne Harbour Health’s new Yarning Blak & Queer online group. She worked with First Nations Health Lead Peter Waples-Crowe on the project.“It's been about a year and a half in the making because we wanted to wait for the right opportunity. For some people, it's not safe to come out,” said Ricki.

17 Jun 2022

PLC Newsletter - Winter 2022

The colder weather may be settling in, but things at the PLC are warming up. The latest issue of the newsletter features stories from people living with HIV over the decades as well as information on services, news, and more.

17 Jun 2022

35 years of Volunteering for our Communities

Volunteers have been (and continue to be) the lifeblood of the organisations supporting our LGBTIQ+ communities and people living with HIV. At our recent LGBTIQ Organisations Volunteer Event (L.O.V.E.), we celebrated this legacy – including a remarkable 35-year milestone for longstanding volunteer Colin Krycer. We asked Colin about serving his dedicated service of nearly four decades.

27 May 2022

Clearing Space for Healthier Relationships

Sometimes our behaviour gets in the way of the relationships we want to be having. Relationships take work, and it’s not always easy. No matter who we love, abuse is never okay.

17 May 2022

Volunteering in the face of adversity

Abdurahman Katamish came to Melbourne from Cairo to study. As an international student, he sought a society that was more accepting of diversity and celebrated our LGBTIQ communities. Soon after his arrival, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In the face of an unprecedented challenge, he turned to volunteering to take an active role in the community and make a lasting impact.

09 May 2022

A New Face Behind Therapeutic Services

We recently welcomed Alyssha Fooks to Thorne Harbour Health as the Manager of Therapeutic Services and Capacity Building. With a portfolio that includes family violence, counselling, alcohol and other drug use, and building the capacity of mainstream services – Alyssha took a moment to talk about her work and coming to Thorne Harbour.

30 Mar 2022

Trans Day of Visibility 2022

March 31st marks Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) – an annual opportunity to celebrate our trans and gender diverse (TGD) communities. In recent years, a number of TGD people have featured in Thorne Harbour Health campaigns and publications. For TDOV 2022, we talk to of few of them about visibility and its importance in addressing the challenges faced by our TGD communities.

21 Feb 2022

PLC Newsletter - Autumn 2022

Autumn is just around the corner, but the latest PLC newsletter is out now!

11 Jan 2022

CEO Update: Isolating This Summer

In light of the current omicron variant of COVID-19, Thorne Harbour Health CEO Simon Ruth encourages our communities to look after those of use isolating during the summer festival season.

14 Dec 2021

Protecting You as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease and We Open Up

Thorne Harbour Health (THH), Living Positive Victoria (LPV), and Positive Women Victoria (PWV), are pleased that we are now able to reconnect with our members, clients, and communities.

25 Nov 2021

Taking Part in World AIDS Day 2021

While restrictions have eased, World AIDS Day 2021 is still going to look a little different than in previous years. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved and spread the word that 40 Years On, HIV Still Matters.

14 Oct 2021

Join the 2021 World AIDS Day Remembrance Ceremony

This year, due to COVID-19, the 2021 World AIDS Day event will be carried out without people gathering at the Positive Living Centre. There will be an online event and we are encouraging members of the public to contribute to this year’s memorial.


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